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What’s in a photo? Ruto’s new ADC pictured with eyes fixed on the ground

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. That perhaps explains why Kenyans have arrived at so many conclusions from one picture of President William Ruto’s trip in Ethiopia.

What has caught the attention of Kenyans is the look of President Ruto’s new Aide-De-Camp (ADC) Colonel Fabian Lengusuranga, in one of the pictures taken upon the head of state’s arrival in Addis Ababa.

In the picture, that also captured President Ruto, his host Prime Minister Abey Ahmed and other dignitaries from both countries, Colonel Lengusuranga appears be somewhat downcast with his eyes rooted to the ground.

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Colonel Lengusuranga’s predecessor Brigadier Stelu Lekolool, who also accompanied the president, is captured in the picture pointing at something in the distance. Brigadier Lekolool, who has since been deployed to the Department of Defence (DoD) headquarters, appears alert and sharp in the picture.

President Ruto, who is in Ethiopia to launch Safaricom Ethiopia services, said Kenya is keen on exploring new areas of cooperation with Ethiopia for the mutual benefit of the two countries.

The Ethiopian subsidiary, known as the Global Partnership for Ethiopia, is a joint venture involving Safaricom, Vodacom Group, Vodafone Group, Sumitomo Corporation and the British International Investment. Safaricom owns 55.7 per cent of the company.

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President Ruto and Prime Minister Ahmed also held bilateral talks on the issues affecting the two countries.

From Addis Ababa, President Ruto will travel to Uganda for the Sunday celebrations of 60 years of independence before heading to Tanzania to meet President Samia Suluhu.

The president has been accompanied on his foreign trip by several government officials including Secretary to the Cabinet Ambassador Monica Juma among others.

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